21 août 2009
21 août 2009

La 2e vitesse Économie En Images États-Unis

Seriez-vous prêt à payer pour éviter d'attendre des heures dans une clinique ?

Les Américains ont ce choix:

Médecine capitaliste

In-store retail health clinics, where folks can get health care in the same store where they’re buying a package of toilet paper or an eyeglass cleaning kit, are a relatively new concept in retail.

Last month, The Little Clinic opened in the King Soopers store at 1611 Pace St. It’s one of four that opened recently in Denver-area King Soopers, bringing the total number of metro-area clinics to eight. The Longmont location is the farthest north.

In the competitive world of retail, foot traffic is everything. Having a clinic inside a grocery store where nurse practitioners can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for illnesses is one way retailers hope to draw more foot traffic.

Siders said her clinic runs four specials every month, and one of them this month is “child growth percentile tests,” which look at a child’s height and weight and sees where they fall compared to other kids their age.

“If we did catch something out of the norm, we would do education, maybe recommend them to their primary care provider,” Siders said.

21 août 2009

Coup monté Revue de presse

The New York Times

DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show
The New York Times

Scientists in Israel have demonstrated that it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, undermining the credibility of what has been considered the gold standard of proof in criminal cases.

The scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples containing DNA from a person other than the donor of the blood and saliva. They also showed that if they had access to a DNA profile in a database, they could construct a sample of DNA to match that profile without obtaining any tissue from that person.

“You can just engineer a crime scene,” said Dan Frumkin, lead author of the paper, which has been published online by the journal Forensic Science International: Genetics. “Any biology undergraduate could perform this.”

Tania Simoncelli, science adviser to the American Civil Liberties Union, said the findings were worrisome.

“DNA is a lot easier to plant at a crime scene than fingerprints,” she said. “We’re creating a criminal justice system that is increasingly relying on this technology.”